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Nov 8, 2009 8:00am EST
health care reform bill and they even got one republican on board and now president obama is vowing to finish the job and soon. >>> the fallen. the u.s. military releases the names of all 13 victims of the shooting rampage at ft. hood. today we'll talk with the family of a soldier whose story is touching so many. >>> you go, girl. >> this is unbelievable! >> she outraced all of the boys in an incredible come from behind win and is now in the running for horse of the year. "today," sunday, november 8th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm lester holt. >>'m jenna wolfe. big news overnight, democrats in congress needed 218 votes to pass their $1.2 trillion version of health care reform and they got it. >> they got it. this is not over yet. they got the votes plus a little extra. it all came from a tough fight in which members of the house on both sides of the debate pulled out all of the stops. one republican congressman bringing a baby on the house floor to make his point. we'll bring you the lates
NBC
Nov 3, 2009 7:00am EST
. and while president obama isn't on the ballot, the results could speak volumes about what voters think of the job he's doing. >>> new images. police release computer-enhanced photos of what madelyn mccann would look like today, exactly 2 1/2 years after her mysterious disappearance. this morning, the new push to find who is is responsible. >>> and absolute disaster. a fork lift operator bumps into a shelf at a vodka warehouse, and the whole place comes crashing down. and with over $100,000 in damage, that driver's career could be on the rocks today, tuesday, november 3rd, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> and i'm matt lauer. that vodka story's something. our crew just ran out of here with sponges. >> he's in big trouble. >> he is in big trouble. >> ooh. that's a lot of -- >> we'll have more on that. >>> meanwhile, it's election day. if you're at the white house today, you're downplaying the significance of today's results, but the head of the republican party says we could be seeing a referend
NBC
Nov 24, 2009 7:00am EST
getting something back. and that works for me. >>> good morning. coming soon, president obama will make an announcement on whether he will send more u.s. troops to afghanistan within days. this after a late-night meeting with top advisers. >>> consumer alert. a record number of cribs recalled for a danger they could pose to children. but could millions more not recalled be just as dangerous? this morning, important information for all parents. >>> and the hottest ticket in town. the obamas host their first white house state dinner tonight. so, who's on the invite list? well, we'll tell you today, tuesday, november 24th, 2009. ptions paid for nbc-universal levision >>> and wco to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> and i'm matt lauer. >>> this morning, white house press secretary robert gibbs tells nbc news president obama now has all the information he wants and needs to revise this nation'sfghan strategy, and that's following a rigorous final meeting with his war council. >> that's right. it was the ninth time obama has sat down with his top aids since septemb
NBC
Nov 25, 2009 7:00am EST
>>> good morning. party on pennsylvania avenue. the president and mrs. obama host their first state dinner, welcoming hundreds of dignitaries and hollywood a-listers to the white house. who was there and who wasn't? we'll tell you. >>> speaking out. michael brewer, the florida 15-year-old set on fire allegedly by a group of classmates, opens up to police for the first time about the attack. we'll ask michael's parents about that and their son's recovery in a live interview. >>> and heading out. the holiday travel season getting under way this morning with an estimated 38 million americans taking to the roads, the rails and the skies, just in time for all that turkey today, the rails and the skies, just in time for all that turkey today, wednesday, november 25th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira, and i feel like all those people heading out for the holiday have headed here. take a look at our preholiday crowd out on the plaza. huge numbers of folks here gathe
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Nov 26, 2009 7:00am EST
crashers. an uninvited couple slipped through security to attend the obamas' first white house state dinner, rubbing elbows, even posing for pictures alongside the likes of vice president joe biden. in this day in age of heightened security, how can such an alarming breach happen? >>> frightening scene. an out-of-control taxi crashes through a store, knocking over two children, and it was all caught on tape. >>> and time for turkey. last-minute thanksgiving preparations under way all across the country and overseas. >>> and also right here in new york for the 83rd macy's thanksgiving day parade, and we've got your first look at all the balloons, performers and participants, today, thursday, november 26th, 2009. captions pd for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this thanksgiving morning. i'm natal morales. >> and i'm hoda kotb. happy thanksgiving to everyone out there and to you, too. >> so glad to ve you. we've never got to do this before, you and i. >> this is a first time for us. we'll check in with matt, meredith and al on the parade route in a couple minut
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Nov 15, 2009 8:00am EST
the very time when they were trying to make obama's lack of experience an issue. and then you have all of this sort of playing itself out. you know, yes, to directly answer your question, there are probably going to be a lot of people who want to know what that internal dynamic was like and where she was at various periods of time. they were clearly trying to manage her all along the way to try to, you know, to contain her in some ways but use her for the energy she provided on the campaign trail. >> there was a prominent member on the campaign trail, hillary clinton. did this come up? >> she's not committing to reading the book but watch the exchange and hear what she says about getting together with her. before i let you go, when i get a chance to talk to you, i ask you about politics. >> i'm out of politics, david. >> you may not have heard but sarah palin has a new book out. in it she writes this. should secretary clinton and i ever sit down over a cup of coffee, i know that he would fundamentally disagree on many issues but my hat is off to her hard work on the 2008 campaign t
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Nov 28, 2009 7:00am EST
face to face with president obama? >>> the accident -- questions swirling about the car crash that injured tiger woods early friday morning. what happened. >>> and bargain bonanza. customers storm a store at this black friday weekend looking for deals, but how much are they actually buying? find out today, saturday, november 28th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this saturday morning. i'm jenna wolf. >> i'm carl quintanilla. lester and amy enjoying a rare weekend off. >> good thanksgiving? >> very nice. you? >> good, except i have a problem with people that two days after thanksgiving, i'm still stuffed. how much did you eat that you're still full from thanksgiving? >> not that much. no. >> that's been the theme around here. >> we have a lot to get to this morning. >> yeah, we are. >> the story about tiger woods and what happened to him in florida. police in florida say he was injured in a car accident and that his wife smashed in a rear window to help get him out. they are planning to speak with him today and have a lot of question
NBC
Nov 17, 2009 7:00am EST
. >>> we begin with some progress this morning in u.s./china relations. presidents obama and hu jintao agreed to cooperate on the economy and climate change. still, they made little progress on human rights. nbc's chief white house correspondent chuck todd joins us now from beijing with more on this. chuck, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. well, the president wrapped up the most important day of this week-long trip to asia. the summit with chinese leaders brought some concessions on climate change from both countries, uniity on the economy and north korea, but splits remain on human rights, and potentially, iran. before getting down to business, the leaders of the world's two biggest superpowers joined together for an official review of the troops. next, extensive talks between the two sides that lasted most of the day. agreements on climate issues proved to be the biggest development. the world's two top polluters agreed to new initiatives, including pledges to produce more electric cars and to pursue so-called clean coal technology. >> there can be no solution to this ch
NBC
Nov 10, 2009 7:00am EST
they dismissed it as research. now outraged lawmakers are demanding answers as president obama heads to texas to honor the victims. >>> and in the nick of time. a drunk woman stumbles off a subway platform in boston and onto the tracks. fortunately, the train stopped at the last second and she is okay today, tuesday, november 10th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> and in for matt lauer, i'm ann curry. good morning, everybody. boy, that train was close. scary. >> oh, my gosh! she would have lost two or three lives right there alone. she's lucky to be alive. >> no question. >> very scary. >> also, moving on to the top story, ida. it's losing steam, but the bad news is, it's making a mess. >> absolutely. along with strong wind gusts, the storm is dumping a lot of rain across the southeast, up to eight inches in some spots. we're going to get to al's live report in just a moment. >> it looks pretty in those pictures, though. >>> also ahead, a startling, new admission about the driver who caused
NBC
Nov 20, 2009 7:00am EST
could have done a better job in releasing it to the public, so do a lot of people with the obama administration. and those things, as we all know, talking about this all week, have generated a lot of heat. >> reporter: susan is a breast imaging specialist in new york and she is one of the many physicians and women who are part of a huge backlash about new suggested guidelines for mammograms. >> i am angered, i am frustrated by these guidelines, and most of all, i am trying to help patients negotiate through a lot of confusion. >> asking women randomly, it is easy to find those who are angry, confused, or both. >> i think a majority of my friends that have gone through breast cancer -- and it is an alarming number of how many women we all know -- it's either been caught by mammogram or self-exam. >> reporter: this backlash has been coming fast and loud, starting last monday, when a panel of experts that advises the federal government said that most women in their 40s do not need routine mammograms. it also said women in their 50s and 60s need them only every two years. for more th
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Nov 10, 2009 9:00am EST
shamlian is at ft. hood. good morning, janet. >> reporter: hoda, good morning. president obama will be traveling here to ft. hood for today's memorial. he'll be meeting with those injured in last thursday's attack as well as the families of those who lost their lives. access has always been restricted, but ft. hood is now even more of a fortress. public visits have been suspended in the wake of last week's massacre. >> this cannot become, you know, a battlefield. and again, we will provide the right kind of security measures here on post to make sure that it doesn't. >> reporter: general cone says it's been a tough time for those on post as dozens sought grief counseling, ft. hood prepared for president obama's visit and today's memorial, a midday service to honor the 13 who died and more than two dozen injured. meanwhile, first word from the civilian police officer hailed as a hero for helping end the attack. "kimberly munley and family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation for all of the thoughts and concerns surrounding kim from around the nation." munley was shot four
NBC
Nov 16, 2009 9:00am EST
at the news desk. >>> in the news, president obama's talking about human rights and media censorship on his first visit as president to communist china. the president is in beijing this morning meeting with china's president hu jintao. earlier at a town hall meeting with students in shanghai, the president said the country should be more open to freedom of information. >>> the president is also calling on pakistan's leader to do more to rein in extremist whose are using pakistan as a base for launching attacks in afghanistan. today a car bombing close to the afghan border killed at least four people and wounded more than 30 others. >>> this morning general motors says it lost $1.2 billion in the third quarter far better than previous losses and a sign that the auto giant is starting to turn around. gm says it will start repaying a nearly $7 billion government loan next month. >>> new concerns this morning about the cholesterol lowering drug zetia and vytorin taken by millions of americans. a study finds zetia failed to significantly shrink plaque build-up in arteries and i
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Nov 14, 2009 7:00am EST
in tokyo, president obama says he's convinced the trials will be thorough. >> the american people will insist on it, and my administration will insist on it. >> reporter: in new york, jim riches, whose firefighter son james jr. was killed on 9/11, supports the decision. >> i want to see them brought to swift and certain justice and hopefully in new york they'll get that. >> reporter: but charles wolf, whose wife, katherine, died that day disagrees. >> they're doing it for show, all publication for the people of europe. >> reporter: and a former bush attorney general says it's a mistake to treat the 9/11 attacks simply as a crime. >> what we are involved with here is a war with people who followed and follow a religious ideology. >> reporter: even if the 9/11 defendants were found not guilty, they would not go free. they'd be arrested again and charged with committing other acts of terrorism. for "today," pete william, nbc news, at the justice department. >> joining us, nbc news chief legal analyst dan abrams and kristin, who lost her husband on 9/11. good morning. kristin, you're
NBC
Nov 13, 2009 7:00am EST
been held at guantanamo for more than three years. >>> today, president obama is in japan beginning a four-nation tour of asia. he's still considering more troops for afghanistan but says a decision will come soon. and now he is losing a top adviser on guantanamo bay. nbc's white house director chuck todd is traveling with the president. chuck, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie, or should i say good evening out here in japan. let's start that with the architect of shutting down guantanamo bay, that prison, was greg craig, the white house counsel. well, it's been a politically troublesome thing to get done, even as they're slowly trying to figure out where to send some of these detainees, as the earlier report about khalid shaikh mohammed. well, he is now resigning, largely becoming the fall guy for what is becoming very difficult. they're trying to shut this down by the end of next january. it's unlikely that's going to happen. craig is going to be replaced by the president's longtime campaign attorney, bob bauer. interestingly enough, bauer is the husband of anita dunn
NBC
Nov 9, 2009 7:00am EST
against it, including 31 who represent districts that president obama lost to john mccain in 2008. the house bill would cover 96% of americans, cost $1.2 trillion over ten years, include a government-run public insurance option, and prevent insurance companies from denying coverage for folks with pre-existing conditions. the president put some public pressure on the senate now to act. >> now it fls on the united states senate to take the baton and bring this effort to the finish line on behalf of the american people. >> reporter: while the trillion dollar price tag was the toughest sell for democratic moderates in the house, it is the inclusion of the public option that could be the biggest sticking point in the senate. >> if the public option plan is in there, as a matter of conscien conscience, i will not allow this bill to come to a final vote. >> reporter: the senate bill is going to look dramatically different, not just on the issue of public option but on cost. it could end up being $200 billion to $300 billion less. whatever it is, the president wants a bill to sign before chris
NBC
Nov 30, 2009 9:00am EST
toyota camera. that's what they're looking for. >>> as president obama prepares to make a prime time address tomorrow night on his decision about afghanistan, today he prods a u.s. ally, the prime minister of australia. at a speech at west point, the president is reportedly to send 30,000 more troops. >>> iran's president ahmadinejad made a defiant announcement sunday saying iran will now build ten new nuclear enrichment sites. the announcement appears in response to the international atomic energy agency which demanded iran stop construction at a site that was previously secret. >>> rescuers in eye lard spent the weekend reaching out to stranded flood victims. on sunday boats were needed to evacuate houses and nursing homes near dublin. ireland has endured more than a week of heavy rains. >>> today the grand slam tennis association levied a fine on williams, $175,000, but it will be cut in half if she commits no further major offenses during a two-year probation period. "twilight" held on to the top spot at the weekend box office taking in more than $42 million. "the blind side" was
NBC
Nov 2, 2009 9:00am EST
president obama meets with his economic advisory board to talk about new ways to create jobs. new unemployment numbers come out on friday. >>> the president appeared at two rallies on sunday for new jersey's incumbent governor jon corzine who is locked in a tight race with a former federal prosecutor. >>> michael jackson's "this is it" took over the top spot ot the backs office. "paranormal activity" second, and "law abiding citizen" was third. >>> a russian dare devil attempted a base jump off of a 26-story building on sunday in pakistan but it did not go very well. he leapt off the building and a strong crosswind caused his parachute to yank him sideways and was left dangling. he was pulled to safety and was not injured. >>> four minutes past the hour. >> that had to hurt. >> check of the weather now. >> we got some more marathon runners here. just so fantastic you guys did this. other folks over here, very nice. let's check your weather, see what's going on. fairly quiet week to start things off after last week where we had so much going on. got a few showers an some thundersto
NBC
Nov 12, 2009 7:00am EST
at the news desk. >> good morning to you. >>> today, president obama heads to asia on a trip that will focus largely on the world economy. the president, meantime, wants revisions to all of the options being offered on afghanistan. the u.s. ambassador to afghanistan, karl elken berry, reportedly is against deploying more u.s. troops there. the top u.s. commander wants 40,000 more troops. >>> today, an arkansas jury is considering whether a man convicted of killing little rock anchorwoman anne pressly should get the death penalty. curtis vance was found guilty on wednesday. >>> the lawyer for an american man imprisoned in japan today said all charges against christopher savoie have been dropped. savoie had been arrested after going to japan to get his children back from his ex-wife. >>> tragedy wednesday in california following a wing suit skydiving event. one of the participants later jumped again with three other people and died after apparently hitting the tail of the aircraft. >>> new figures show the number of home foreclosures dropped in october for the third month in a row.
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Nov 6, 2009 7:00am EST
loved ones. president obama called it a horrific outburst of violence. >> it's difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> reporter: the 39-year-old man believed responsible is single with no children, a military psychiatrist. he was previously at walter reed in washington, d.c. late thursday, federal agents searched a home in kensington, maryland, where hasan lived during his medical training. authorities are looking at several internet postings they say may offer clues. one blog posted by username nidalhasan compared suicide bombers with a soldier throwing himself on a grenade to save the lives of his comrades. the post reads, "to say that this soldier committed suicide is inappropriate. it's more appropriate to say he is a brave hero that sacrificed his life for a more noble cause." and the fbi is here on the post this morning taking part in this investigation. they are not speculating as to whether the victims were chosen or hit randomly. we should also note they ar
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Nov 27, 2009 9:00am EST
of celebrity. one facebook shot appears to show them with president obama and the music group the black-eyed peas. now they face questions from federal authorities, and some say, should face criminal charges. >> the idea of 15 minutes of fame perhaps at the security of the country or president is just something we're not going to stand for as a nation. >> reporter: it's unclear still whether the president interacted with this couple at all or even had his picture taken with them. the secret service, by the way, says that the president and any of the guests were really never in danger because every guest still must go through a metal detector. peter? >> still quite a story. savannah guthrie at the white house, thank you. >>> the head of the international atomic energy agency says the investigation into iran's nuclear program has come to a depend end. mohamed elbaradei's group demanded iran freeze its site project immediately. >>> it is homecoming day for the crew of the shuttle "atlantis." after an 11-day mission to brick spare parts to the space station. among those returning, ran
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Nov 4, 2009 9:00am EST
, despite corzine's strong show of support from president obama. meantime, new york city's mayor, mike bloomberg, barely won a third term after heavily out-spending his democratic opponent. >>> violence erupted in iran today during competing rallies marking the 30th anniversary of the u.s. embassy takeover there. thousands attended a government-sanctioned demonstration at the former u.s. embassy, where militants seized americans and held them hostage for days. nearby, authorities used tear gas and bombs to scatter people who were protesting what they call a rigged presidential election last june. >>> a moderate earthquake, meantime, struck overnight in southern iran, damaging buildings and injuring at least 700 people there. the 4.9-magnitude quake was centered in the court city of bander abbas, home to a large oil refinery. >>> classes are canceled at dickinson state university, where the mystery of three missing students has ended tragically. the north dakota campus is in mourning today after police found the women's bodies on tuesday inside a car pulled from a pond. there were no si
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Nov 5, 2009 7:00am EST
. here's meredith. >> matt, thank you. >>> now to washington. while president obama is trumpeting an important milestone for health care reform, fresh off tuesday's elections, republicans are talking about the rebirth of their party. nbc's savannah guthrie is at the white house with more for us. good morning, savannah. >> reporter: good morning, meredith. well, those state house losses have some moderate democrats in congress very nervous, but here at the white house, they're downplaying the significance, saying it won't jeopardize the president's ambitious agenda. a year to the day after his election victory, the president in wisconsin. >> one year ago, americans all across this country went to the polls and cast ballots for the future they wanted to see. >> reporter: but what a difference a year makes. on election day 2009, republicans swept governors races in new jersey and virginia. >> our folks are fired up. >> reporter: the head of the party declared a republican rebirth. >> ren sans has begun. it's begun in earnes >> reporter: but democrats accentuated the positive. >> i'm hum
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Nov 2, 2009 7:00am EST
shock waves all the way to the white house where president obama is weighing whether to send more troops to that troubled country. we'll talk to matthew ho in just a moment. >>> also ahead, strong words from bernie madoff, the convicted mastermind of the largest ponzi scheme in u.s. history. in his first jailhouse interview, he questions how it took so long to catch him, even calls one federal investigator an idiot. >>> plus, kate gosselin sits down with natalie morales for her most revealing and interview to date. >>> but we begin with that breaking news out of afghanistan. hamid karzai declared the winner of the dputed presidential election. nbc correspondent richard engel is in kabul with more. >> reporter: good morning, meredith. weeks of political confusion in this country are now over the electoral commission just minutes ago announced that hamid karzai has won this new election, saying that a round of run-off elections will not be necessary. this came after the chief rival to -- this political move now puts pressure squarely on the white house. the white house had said it would no
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Nov 3, 2009 9:00am EST
it isleion day, it's been a year since t nation elect president obama. d coming up, we're going to ta a lk back at theear of shion for theirst lady, from r iuguralall gown to what shwore toeet the queen. michelle obama h certaly created her oignature sle over the last year and this moins "hper bazaar" shares h top ten ensembles with us. >> and she's of cour very creative wit her fashions. we fou anoth creive person, anerhaps you think yore prettgood with a paintbrush. well, how about this young n? mmthe poh,he's a svice dog. his trner thought, wellif he can arn to help the disabled -- there he is doi a portrait of tchie -- maybe he'd b good with a paintbrush. now he's ticasso o pooche >>e hastooked atitchie once. >>s thatis blue period? bl-pure ri. >> yeah. >> i justant to knowho holdinthe kibbles a bits right aloside -- >> that's right, good boy >> all right, a l t get to. les inside. ann's got a check of the headlines. >> thanks a lot, matt. good morning onceagain, everybod >>> in the new voters in n jeeynd virginia are electing goveors day d voter in near 400 ciesre electing mayors
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Nov 1, 2009 8:00am EST
1600 pennsylvania avenue had an eerie orange glow. here's more on halloween with the obamas. >> reporter: here's something you don't see every day. bubble fairies and deep sea divers and even tree people or ants if you like. all loose on the white house lawn. a halloween group of tricks and treats. including homemade cookies and presidential m&ms handed out by the president and feline first lady. schoolchildren were invited to drop by the front porch in costume for a halloween bathed in an orange glow and back inside where it said that the ghost of abe lincoln still haunts white house halls, well, last night he wasn't alone. when the obamas hosted a second reception for military families. >> we're so thrilled that you guys are here and we could say personally thank you to all of you. >> reporter: and family of white house staff like press secretary robert gibbs. >> as if you were surprised i went as darth vador. >> reporter: a white house halloween that kids and maybe even their parents won't soon forget. >> a lot of "today" show viewers at the white house. a lot of obama ma
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Nov 16, 2009 7:00am EST
>>> good morning. obama in china. the president arrives in beijing for an historic one-on-one meeting with chinese president hu jintao, this after a rare american-style town hall meeting with chinese college students. we're live in china. >>> rogue rage. former members of john mccain's presidential campaign staff furious over sarah palin's new memoir. one top strategist calls it all fiction. this morning the bitter feud that's erupted and what it means for palin's future political ambitions. >>> and "today" exclusive, meredith visits with charla nash, the connecticut woman mauled by her friend's chimpanzee. how did she pull through? what's life like for her now? and how is her daughter coping with her mom's recovery? >> when you look at your mom, what do you see? >> her moving answer and an amazing story of perseverance "today," monday, november 16th, amazing story of perseverance "today," monday, november 16th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm meredith vieira. i missed you.
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Nov 18, 2009 7:00am EST
>>> good morning. getting closer. president obama tells nbc news to expect a major announcement on a new u.s. strategy in afghanistan within weeks. >> this decision will put us on a path towards ending the war. >> this morning our in-depth interview with the president and his overnight visit to the great wall of china. >>> hostage situation. two masked gunmen now on the loose after storming a crowded store in florida and holding 15 people captive. this morning, the dramatic end to the nearly four-hour ordeal. >>> and "new moon" fever. fans of the "twilight" saga anxiously awaiting the release of the next installment of the wildly popular franchise, and one of its big stars is stopping by to talk to us today, wednesday, november 18th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. and this morning, president obama wrapped up three days in china with a 30-minute tour of the great wall before heading to south korea, which is the last stop on his asia tour. >> tha
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Nov 11, 2009 7:00am EST
president obama attended tuesday's moral. memorial. gathering on the sprawling army post, 15,000 people came to pay their respects to the 13 who were killed, symbolized by the simplest of tributes, a poignant military tradition. >> they ranged in age from 19 to 62. three were women, ten were men. among them, they had 19 children and one of them had a child on the way. >> reporter: after meeting privately with family members and with the wounded physically able to attend, the president said no words could fill the void of sorrow. >> no faith justifies these murderous and craven acts. no just and loving god looks upon them with favor. for what he has done, we know that the killer will be met with justice in this world and the next. >> reporter: in the investigation of the man accused of the shootings, major nidal malik hasan, army officials now say they had no idea that he exchanged e-mails nearly a year ago with a radical islamic cleri cleric, anwar al awlaki, a supporter of jihad. they say they were never informed, even though a defense department investigator was aware of it. so
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Nov 7, 2009 7:00am EST
early as today, and president obama is heading to the hill to try to help. >>> and rereunited. a father and daughter who spent a lifetime apart find each other at last. we'll tell you how it happened when we meet them in a "today" exclusive. today is saturday, november 7th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt just outside the main gates to this sprawling military base in texas. >> and i'm amy robach in new york. and lester, it was such an incredibly sad and somber scene there last night as that community of ft. hood came together to remember those who were killed. >> you know, amy, they process a lot of grief here over the years of the wars in afghanistan and iraq, but everyone acknowledges this was different. it is the first of many vigils for the victims of the massacre. meantime, the bodies of the victims were transported to dover air force base overnight, essentially taking the same journey that america's war dead do. this as the investigation into thursday's shooting con
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Nov 19, 2009 7:00am EST
that the trial decision is a sign that the obama administration sees countering terrorism as crime-fighting, not as a war. >> that may be a new level of repudiation of the war on terror, not only to say that we're not at war now, which i believe we are, but it might be saying that there never was a war on terror, these were just criminal acts to begin with. >> reporter: and he said a new york trial will bring additional trauma to the city and the strain of added security, estimated to cost more than $75 million. as for when the detainees will come to the u.s. for trial, justice department officials say early next year. for "today," pete williams, nbc news, washington. >> pete williams, thank you very much. rudolph giuliani was the mayor of new york city on 9/11. he's also a former federal prosecutor. rudy, good morning. good to see you. >> good morning, matt. very nice to see you, too. >> thank you. you've been outspoken in the last couple days, your distaste for this idea of trying someone like khalid shaikh mohammed in a new york city courtroom. i know you've got a fairly long li
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Nov 30, 2009 7:00am EST
expected to be a major topic today when president obama meets with australia's prime minister. the meeting comes a day before the president unveils his way forward on afghanistan in a big speech at west point. he is to outline plans for sending reportedly up to 35,000 more troops, as well as an exit strategy. the president met with his national security team again on sunday. >>> iran has announc that it will build tenew new nuclear enrichments site in defiance of the iaea which demanded iran stop construction at a site previously secret. >>> debate begins today in the senate for a health care reform bill. >>> today the obama administration announces an expanded program aimed at home foreclosures. the government wants mortgage companies to do more to help people stay in their homes. >>> overseas markets are up in asia and down in europe this morni morning. trish, a lot of attention onion line retailers today. >> that's because today is cyber monday. this is the day when everyone goes online to try and score really good deals. 90% of online retailers are offering deals and it is expe
NBC
Nov 18, 2009 9:00am EST
president obama's meeting with south korea's president. he arrived in seoul this morning, the final stop of his asian tour. earlier, the president told nbc's chuck todd that his goal for afghanistan is to make sure the country is stable. >> i'm confident that at the end of this process i'm going to be able to present to the american people in very clear terms what exactly is at stake, what we intend to do, how we're going to succeed, how much it's going to cost, how long it's going to take. and i think that's what is owed the american people, because frankly, over the last several years, that's not what they've gotten. >> meantime, ahead of the president's visit to korea, protestors opposing the war in afghanistan clashed with police outside the u.s. embassy in seoul. >>> president obama's criticizing israel's decision to move forward with building settlements on territories claimed by the palestinians. the president says the move will be dangerous and make it harder for israel to achieve peace with the palestinians. on tuesday, israel said it would build another 900 housing units in east j
NBC
Nov 17, 2009 9:00am EST
turn, but we want you to know that president obama and china's president hu jintao are stressing cooperation after historic talks today in beijing. both leaders say that they are determined to join forces on the economy, climate change and energy. and president obama praised china for helping the u.s. economy recover. he also called on the communist nation to take a tougher stance on iran and its nuclear program. >>> the u.n.'s nuclear agency, meantime, says that iran could be hiding other nuclear sites amid recent revelations of a secret uranium enrichment plant. the iaea says it believes that iran would have needed to construct a varigy of other facilities to support it. >>> the shuttle "atlantis" is circling earth with six astronauts and a full load of spare parts for the international space station. the supplies are needed to help keep the space station running for years to come. >>> today the much-anticipated memoir from former vice presidential candidate sarah palin hits store shelves, and nbc's andrea mitchell has more on this. hey, andrea. good morning. >> reporter: good
NBC
Nov 27, 2009 7:00am EST
-seeking, uninvited couple got into the obamas' first white house state dinner, as their lawyer insists his clients did not crash the party. >>> set to tumble. wall street braces for a rough day after worldwide markets plummet overnight. this morning, the economic fear sending shock waves throughout the economy. ♪ >>> and ready, set, shop! the black friday rush under way all across the country, as bargain hunters begin to look for deals today, friday, november 27th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm natalie morales. hope you had a nice thanksgiving. >> i did. did you have a good one? >> i had a great one. i felt like i cooked and cleaned all day, but it was good. >> that and football. >> matt and meredith are off. joining the millions of americans out for barrigains th friday. >> paramus, new jersey. i don't see meredith and matt, but i drove past macy's, the streets were teeming with people. >> for once you know you're not the only one getting out early. >> the inventorie
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Nov 11, 2009 9:00am EST
, and president obama, the first lady and also jill biden, the vice president's wife, have been trying to do is talk about how everyday americans should be thinking about serving those who serve our country. >> that's right. >> and in many ways, what you're trying to do with this album and this music this morning is you're trying to give back to guys who many people may not have thought enough about. >> well, i think that our nation's very much aware of what these guys have been going through in the last couple of decades especially, since vietnam, after the gulf war and what happened with this conflict. i think it's a little bit different than it was in the '70s. but that said, doesn't mean we shouldn't be thankful every day for what it is that they do, and for all those who serve the country -- police, firemen, emt workers, they're on the front lines domestically, especially when we need them. >> you're talking about volunteering in general. >> volunteerism is very important as part of the agenda of this administration. they really want to get a call to action for men and women acros
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